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Dan Swecker, a former 20th Legislative District Republican senator, Purple Heart recipient and pillar of the local Christian community, died this week. He was 74. The Army veteran and farmer … more
Around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, Marci Ballard completed a routine check of her Randle farm before going to bed. Early the next morning, she awoke to find one of her goats laying down in its pen, … more
Following up on vows to exact revenge against Republicans who voted to impeach him, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed Joe Kent, a challenger to U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera … more
Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper is being treated for COVID-19 at PeaceHealth’s Intensive Care Unit in Vancouver as of Tuesday night, the county announced.  According to a news … more
Five people are facing manslaughter charges for the death of a Chehalis man who died in January 2020 when a trench that had not been reinforced collapsed during construction of the Skookumchuck Wind … more
The Adna Grange was packed Wednesday evening as Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza spoke about the challenges he says his office is having adjusting to the 11 police accountability bills that took effect … more
With family, city staff and fellow law enforcement peers looking on, Randy Kaut took his oath of office Tuesday afternoon in the city council chambers and was sworn in as the City of Chehalis’ … more
Back in June, local seniors received good news, with senior centers expected to begin reopening that month. Then, issues preparing centers against COVID-19 pushed the plan back to July.  Now, … more
A fire that spread from a dumpster to the exterior siding of the Rent-A-Center in the 2000 block of Borst Avenue Wednesday morning caused roughly $20,000 in damages, fire crews … more
Actress Katie Norbie said she thinks a melodrama is just the right thing to kick off the Evergreen Playhouse’s return to live theater. “After a year and a half of no theater, … more
Many children with dreams of a career in show business are quickly shut down by those who perceive the path as unrealistic or unfruitful. Not so for Amanda Linwood, who is entering the eighth … more
Teachers, staff and students at the Onalaska School District will be wearing masks and following state health guidelines when they return to the classroom next week.  During its last meeting … more
With students and teachers ready to go back to school full-time and in-person in the coming days, public schools in Lewis County continue to face bus driver shortages inflamed by the nationwide labor … more
Although attendance was slightly down this year, the Southwest Washington Fair raked in some $100,000 more in revenue than in 2019, the last time the much-celebrated event was held. The financial … more
An 18-year-old inmate at Green Hill School allegedly stabbed four victims at the Chehalis juvenile detention facility Sunday evening.  The alleged assailant, Robert D. Knesevich, 18, of … more
Four champions were crowned during the rodeo at the 2021 Southwest Washington Fair on Saturday night in the grandstand arena. Levi Walters was the lone finisher in the bareback bronc riding … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s new sweeping vaccine requirement for public, private and charter school staffers, along with a new statewide mask mandate, drew swift criticism once again from Southwest … more
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